TBEX '16 North America

Bloomington, Minnesota


May 29-31, 2016

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Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The city of Bloomington’s #1 attraction is Mall of America, the largest retail and entertainment complex in the Western Hemisphere, welcoming over 42 million visitors annually. This shopping mecca boasts over 520 stores, 50 award winning restaurants and countless entertainment options that range from nightclubs to the Nickelodeon Universe® amusement park to a 14-screen cinema. Like the outdoor, another popular Bloomington destination is the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, spanning 14,000 acres, with miles of hiking and biking trails, prime bird-watching opportunities, and an extensive visitor’s center. With all these great attractions, fine restaurants, and convenient location, it’s easy to see why the city of Bloomington is home to the largest concentration of hotels in there state, over 40 total, ranging from luxury to economy. Bloomington offers free parking, free hotel shuttles to/from the airport and Mall of America, and the light rail line, which runs from the Mall of America, to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. If you like your TBEX experience to have a game plan, we’ve got you covered. From the ultimate family experience to girlfriend shopping retreats, there’s a Bloomington itinerary just for you.

Mall of America

Mall of America

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Mall of America®, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, attracting more than 40million visitors annually, making it the most visited tourist site in the U.S. The 2.5 million square foot destination is home to 520 world-class shops offering thousands of designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Families can enjoy hours of activities and excitement at Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park; Dutchman’s Deck four story ropes course and the nation’s longest indoor zip line; SEA LIFE Minnesota’s 1.3 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Mirror Maze; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; LEGO® Imagination Center; A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation; and the 60,000 square foot Crayola Experience (opening in the summer of 2016). Some 50 restaurants cater to virtually any eating whim, ranging from elegant dining to fun family eateries to grab-and-go quick eats, including the newly opened Hard Rock which offers live music on weekend evenings. Additionally, the Mall hosts hundreds of events each year, free to all guests, including celebrity appearances, concerts and charitable activities. The 500-room Radisson Blu is attached to the Mall by a climate-controlled skyway, allowing guests to shop, refresh, revel and retire without stepping foot outdoors. In fall 2015, MOA will open a major expansion, featuring a 342-room J.W. Marriott, up to 50 new and unique retail stores and a food market. The Mall is only 10-12 minutes by taxi or 13 minutes by train from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, allowing for visits during layovers of three hours or longer. Having revolutionized the shopping experience by combining retail and entertainment, Mall of America has become the most visited tourist destination in the U.S. and earned world renowned name recognition.


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Visit Saint Paul

Visit Saint Paul

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Visit Saint Paul, formerly the Saint Paul Convention & Visitors Authority, was founded in 1927 as the Saint Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau, making it one of the oldest destination marketing organizations in the United States. The mission of the organization is to generate economic growth for Saint Paul by effectively marketing the RiverCentre campus, Saint Paul and the region as a preferred convention and tourism destination. Visit Saint Paul oversees management of the Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention Center and Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

Meet Minneapolis

Meet Minneapolis

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Minneapolis isn’t your average metropolis; it’s the City by Nature. Only in Minneapolis can you step outside your hotel and kayak the Mississippi River. Minneapolis is a perfect blend of urban chic and natural beauty; a city where outdoor fun is just minutes from your hotel. Rent a bike at one of the many Nice Ride stations and conquer the most bike-friendly city on two wheels. Have some fun on the water at our Chain of Lakes, or walk to St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge to see beauty normally reserved for postcards. And, when the snow falls and the water ices over, strap on some skis or ice skates and glide around our winter wonderland. After exploring Minneapolis’ natural side, you’ll still find the dynamic vibe of a thriving metropolis. Minneapolis is home to restaurants known nationally, with James Beard award-winners cooking up a wide variety of remarkable cuisine. Compliment that with a show at one of our many renowned theaters, boasting everything from Broadway musicals to up-and-coming Fringe productions. Shop our fashionable stores, and enjoy tax-free purchases on all apparel and shoes. Catch a game of any of our five professional sports teams. When the day is done, relax and unwind in our wide array of accommodations, enjoying high-class amenities at an affordable price. In every the season, Minneapolis has enough outdoor and indoor adventure to keep you busy day after day. We’re the perfect blend of urban life and outdoor scenic beauty; we’re the City by Nature.

Explore Minnesota

Explore Minnesota

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Minnesota's appeal as a destination lies in both its abundant natural scenery and in its vibrant cities. Dubbed as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota offers much more to explore, as well. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, known as the Twin Cities, is nationally-known for its high quality of life. The area is known for its dynamic music scene, creative chefs, bike trails, theaters and museums, many lakes, parks and greenways. Tax-free shopping is a highlight; Mall of America draws visitors from around the world. Minnesota also has a bounty of natural treasures, including six national park sites and 76 state parks and recreation areas. Miles of lakes and woods draw outdoor enthusiasts to places like Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area and Lake of the Woods, along the northern border. The North Shore of Lake Superior, an All-American Road, is a scenic drive along the world's largest freshwater lake. The iconic Mississippi River begins as a small stream in northwest Minnesota, wends its way across the state, through the Twin Cities, and widens as it flows below the beautiful bluffs of southeast Minnesota. Minnesota boasts 4,000+ miles of paved bike trails. Fishing and hunting are longstanding traditions here, and the state has 500+ golf courses. Hundreds of lakeside resorts, from classic cabins to full-service luxury, make a great base. In winter, downhill recreation areas draw travelers to slopes, while thousands of miles of groomed trails attract cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. Ice fishing brings anglers to frozen lakes. Snowshoe treks and dogsled trips are other winter adventures. Historic sites tell tales from the past, about rich Native American and pioneer heritage, rugged voyageur fur traders and more. Local flavors can be sampled at restaurants featuring creative Midwestern cuisine and at more than 100 craft breweries across the state. An excellent international airport and interstate highways make Minnesota an easy destination to get to for a unique travel experience found #OnlyinMN.


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Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites by Hilton

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Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 13 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 228 hotels with more than 45 in the pipeline. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. For more information, or to book a stay, visit embassysuites.com. Social media users may connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels, twitter.com/EmbassySuites and instagram.com/embassysuites. For the latest news, media may visit the Global Media Center at news.embassysuites.com.

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Before and during the Civil War, Huntsville was a center for railroad and river-based trade and commerce. The Tennessee River remains a favorite local spot for summertime fun. Even now, we boast one of the nation’s oldest existing railroad depots where Civil War-era graffiti still marks the walls from the Confederate soldiers who were held captive there. Unlike many Southern communities during the Civil War, Huntsville's buildings were mostly spared from destruction – leaving the Rocket City with one of the largest concentrations of antebellum homes in the South. The heart of this historic area is called Twickenham. Look at the structures across town and you’ll see a beautiful collection of antebellum homes, renovated manufacturing mills, iconic Greek Revival-style buildings, a perfectly preserved down-home hardware store – the oldest in the state – and even a few spaceships! Where else can you find that combination? In the middle of the 20th century, our bustling town became a critical support line for the U.S. Army before helping to launch the Space Race with the establishment of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. Space exploration is celebrated across all of Huntsville – we are known as “Rocket City USA” after all – but it’s especially celebrated at Alabama’s most popular attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Expanding further into science, technology and other industries is Cummings Research Park, the second largest in the nation. Established in 1962, this impressive consortium of more than 300 companies adds a bustling population of engineers, doctors, students and creatives. The history of Huntsville has seen numerous influxes of new faces from all over the world, which makes our history and identity an ever-changing tapestry. From humble beginnings, the “Rocket City” has grown into a future-minded place to live, work, play... and, of course, to visit! Twitter Twitter (2) Facebook Instagram Pinterest Youtube #iHeartHsv

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

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Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four-star airline with a fleet of 290   aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 277 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2015, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Europe’ s Best Airline " for the fifth  and awarded “Best Airline in Southern Europe ” for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and "Best Business Airline Lounge"  prizes in the Skytrax survey. Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (110 countries over five continents) according to UMB’s Official Airline Guide. In 2013, Turkish Airlines, was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax. A winner of the “World’s Best Economy Class On-Board Catering” award, Turkish Airlines was also the recipient of the Skytrax “Best Business Class Catering” award in 2013. The global airline won the SkyTrax Award, known as the “Passengers Choice Awards,” for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines “Best Premium Economy  Seats in the world” for its Comfort Class seats . Facts & Figures

  • Number of aircraft: 290 (passenger and cargo)
  • Aircraft types: A340-300, A330, A321, A320, A319, B737-400, B737-800, B777 ER
  • Hubs: Istanbul, Ankara
  • Frequent flyer program: Miles & Smiles
  • Number of destinations: 277 (229 international, 48 domestic )
  • Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America

Radisson Blu Mall of America

Radisson Blu Mall of America

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Conveniently connected to the Mall of America, Radisson Blu Mall of America gives you access to the largest indoor entertainment and shopping mall in the United States with modern amenities and fashion-forward design. Metro Transit Light Rail puts you in downtown Minneapolis within minutes, and convenient highway access means the state capitol in St. Paul is only a short drive away. Unpack your bags in one of 500 indulgent rooms and suites, each with exceptional amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet and 24-hour room service. Stay fit at the hotel's state-of-the-art fitness center, featuring a fully equipped fitness room, Solimar Spa and an indoor swimming pool. After a workout, gather at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar for mouthwatering dishes and handcrafted cocktails. The Radisson Blu Mall of America Hotel also offers a well-trained group of event planners to help take the stress out of planning the perfect conference, wedding reception or seminar.


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WordPress.com

WordPress.com

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WordPress.com, our mission is to democratize publishing one website at a time. Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 26% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com. We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge. Overall, the WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Our users publish about 41.7 million new posts and leave 60.5 million new comments each month. All of us at Automattic constantly work on improving WordPress.com. We roll out updates almost every day, and develop other services, like Gravatar and Simplenote, to enhance your experience on the web. We want to build products, features, and themes you will love using, so don’t hesitate to leave us your feedback. Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and what’s currently free will remain so in the future. We keep your sites free by offering upgrades for things like Plans and custom domains, as well as products like anti-spam software Akismet and VIP hosting partnerships with major media outlets. Whether you’re a blogger or a website owner, we know you have many places where you can pitch your online tent. If you’re a current user, thanks for choosing us — we love having you around. If you’re looking to build your online presence and haven’t decided where to drop anchor, give us a try. We’d love to become your home on the web."

Icelandair

Icelandair

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Icelandair is a leading airline offering flights to and from Iceland, and an attractive option for cross-Atlantic flights. Icelandair provides safe, reliable flights and exceptional service on flights to metropolitan areas on both sides of the Atlantic. The airline operates out of Iceland, and uses the country's geographical location mid-way between America and Europe, as an opportunity to build an ever-growing network of international routes with Iceland as a hub. Icelandair's business strategy is based on the geographical position of Iceland, midway between North Europe and the eastern coast of the USA. By uniting on one aircraft, passengers traveling to and from Iceland, with passengers crossing the Atlantic via Iceland, Icelandair has expanded and reinforced its network continuously over the last decades. Icelandair connects 27 gateways in Europe with 16 gateways in North America, through Iceland as a hub. The network is based on 24-hour rotation, with connecting flights leaving Iceland in the mornings and afternoons.

Travel Manitoba

Travel Manitoba

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Welcome to Manitoba, the heart of Canada. Here, you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but at the centre of everything. Manitoba is where golden wheat fields meet infinite blue sky. Cool, clean lakes and waterways-all 110,000 of them-beckon the adventurer and the rejuvenator in you. Unexplored parks and forests fill you with the indigenous spirit of our fur-trading past. On the wind-swept tundra learn more about wildlife and yourself than you'd ever imagined. Winnipeg is our cultural oasis. A capital city renowned for world-class performing arts and lively gatherings-all offered with an air of modesty and down-home hospitality. Manitoba is bordered by Saskatchewan to the west, Ontario to the east, Nunavut Territory to the north, and the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south. Located 104 km (65 miles) north of the US border, Winnipeg is easily accessible by rail, road and air. Churchill is located 1,000 km north of Winnipeg, along the Hudson Bay. There are no roads to Churchill; this remote northern town is only accessible by a 2.5 hr plane ride from Winnipeg or a 48 hr train ride from Winnipeg. Churchill is approximately 150 km from the Nunavut border (80 mi).

Sun Country

Sun Country

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations across the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. The airline offers vacation packages through Sun Country Vacations, a program that allows travelers to book airfare, hotel, rental cars, tour attractions and more in a single, convenient transaction. The Hometown Airline also offers Sun Country Charters—taking your private charter group virtually anywhere with a commitment to reliable and customized service. For more information, visit suncountry.com.  

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines

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Whether you're organizing for a single meeting or need help with multiple upcoming events, leave the planning to us. The Delta Meeting Network® program offers convenience and ease when setting up a meeting or event for your organization. The Delta Meeting Network® includes a regular offer of one free ticket for every 40 tickets flown, plus zone fare pricing and discounts off published fares. More information on the Delta Meeting Network® can be found at www.delta.com/meetings where you can register for a single meeting or multiple meetings. Once a contract is generated, it allows for easy booking online at www.delta.com/booking by entering the meeting event code in the box. We can also have your preferred travel agency (if applicable), set up to do ticketing as well or your attendees can contact our DMN Desk. Serving nearly 180 million customers annually, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 324 destinations in 58 countries on six continents. Delta is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry's leading trans-Atlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM, Alitalia, as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights. Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented five consecutive years, a first for any airline. Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the fifth time in six years [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_tHMQhhiQ[/embed]

Visit Britain

Visit Britain

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VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for Britain, inspires travellers from all over the world to come and explore Britain, experiencing the best the country has to offer while they’re here; international visitors will feel warmly welcomed. Visit Britain’s Destination PR team are here to help with any arrangements that international media and influencers may require on a trip to Britain. We work with thousands of organizations in Britain to market the destination successfully to visitors from around the world, with our partners ranging from the tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland and Wales to global brands, government agencies, airlines and operators. Countryside, city life, sport, heritage, music, shopping, luxury, value, film, food – whatever subject you’re interested in, we’ve got it covered. We have access to spokespeople and characters – people around Britain who can give great interviews and help bring a story to life. Let us bring you the museum curators, head gardeners, chefs, fashion designers, all part of the bank of fascinating people around Britain who are happy to be interviewed and bring to life a destination, venue or story for international media VisitBritain website – www.visitbritain.com – is a hub of extensive information for planning British vacations, including places to visit, things to experience, travel advice and accommodation tips. Via VisitBritain’s official online shop – www.visitbritainshop.com – customers can save time and money by pre-ordering UK and London travel tickets, sightseeing attraction tickets and a host of over other products before they travel. Operating from Europe, the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, North America and Latin America, VisitBritain’s extensive network includes dedicated staff in 23 offices around the globe. VisitBritain’s marketing campaigns spread the Britain message far and wide, promoting the country’s rich heritage and culture, gorgeous countryside, adventure activities, luxury experiences, shopping, food and world-class sport.

Context Travel

Context Travel

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Operating in 25 cities worldwide, Context is a network of specialists—in disciplines including archaeology, art history, cuisine, urban planning, history, environmental science, and classics—who, in addition to our normal work as scholars and experts, design and lead in-depth walking seminars for small groups of intellectually curious travelers. The Context vision is to bring together local scholars and specialists with curious travelers to educate and impassion them; to allow them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of site to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cities, destinations.


Silver Sponsors

TripIt

TripIt

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TripIt is the travel organizing app that automagically creates a master itinerary so you can access all your travel plans, any time, on any device. With TripIt (free), you can: Organize all your travel plans in one place with master itineraries for every trip Simply forward all your flight, hotel, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com View your detailed TripIt itineraries any time, on any device Sync your TripIt travel plans with your favorite online or mobile calendar Selectively share itineraries or specific travel plans with family, friends, and colleagues via email or text Add or edit plans with ease TripIt Pro is the all-in-one travel organizing app for stress-free travel that organizes, monitors, alerts, and notifies so you’re always in the know, on the go. With TripIt Pro ($49/year), you can: Get real-time alerts for delays, cancellations, and gate changes Find alternate flights with open seats, fast Get notified when the seat you want becomes available Keep track of reward-program points and miles in one spot Get notified when you’re eligible for a fare refund Selectively share itineraries, specific trip plans, and flight alerts with family, friends, and colleagues in your inner circle, automatically Save money with VIP benefits from trusted travel partners

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

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The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) is dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism development in Dominican Republic through the creation and regulation of policies, strategies and actions to encourage tourism investment, ensure the quality of management and promote community participation in the actions of this sector.

CDC

CDC

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In our globalized world, diseases like Zika and Ebola can be a plane ride away. More common illnesses pose a risk as well, and getting sick during vacation can ruin any trip. The Travelers’ Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps to reduce illness and injury in U.S. residents traveling internationally or living abroad, through alerts, recommendations, education, and support to travelers and their health care providers. CDC provides travelers and their clinicians with a wide variety of tools and information, including our comprehensive website, a medical reference published every two years, online training for clinicians, and healthy travel mobile apps. Travelers will find a number of resources on the CDC Travelers’ Health website, including destination-specific health recommendations, tools to find a clinic, infographics, and travel health notices. CDC’s resources and recommendations can help travelers have a safe, healthy, and fun trip abroad. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/travel. Connect with CDC Travelers’ Health at facebook.com/CDCTravelersHealth and @CDCtravel.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises

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One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days, allowing them to see the world and come back new. Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess was cast in a starring role on a new television show called "The Love Boat." The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its "seawitch" logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still be seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

Travelocity

Travelocity

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Travelocity encourages travelers to “Wander Wisely™” and is dedicated to being the champion of the customer with its Customer 1st Guarantee, making the traveling experience both simple and memorable with competitive prices, 24/7 customer service and more. It’s been said that life is a journey, and Travelocity strives to help people make more enlightening stops along the way. But what does that mean, exactly? It means helping travelers to have more fun dreaming and planning by offering trip and destination ideas that range from time-tested to unexpected via Travelocity’s Inspire blog. Giving customers more fulfilling journeys and more cherished memories by delivering innovative products combined with the Travelocity Customer First Guarantee which provides personal support before, during and after the trip. Based in Dallas, Texas, Travelocity is owned by Expedia, Inc., one of the world’s leading travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes many of the world’s leading online travel properties.

Dream of Travel Writing

Dream of Travel Writing

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Dream of Travel Writing is a one-stop shop for everything you need to succeed as a full-time, freelance travel writer. Our Travel Magazine Database (www.travelmagazinedatabase.com) includes information on how to pitch hundreds of magazines looking for travel content and includes editor contact information, full breakdowns of the each magazine's sections and tips on which are open to freelancers. Magazine pitch letter critiques are also available. The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map (www.sixfiguretravelwriting.com), available in print and digital version, walks aspiring travel writers and anyone who's been in the career for a while and wants to up his or her game clear paths, directions and exercises to find more (and better) clients and income. We also offer one-on-one and group coaching for writers who want accountability, individualized roadblock solving, and personalized idea-to-magazine pairings. During TBEX, we're offering everyone who purchases a copy of the book onsite two chances to enter our book launch prize drawing, which includes a "big kahuna" prize of a free trip to the next TBEX and a grand prize of six-months of private coaching.

thenewyorklife.com

thenewyorklife.com

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Sp & Big Apple Inc. is a pioneer New York company established in New York City, with a website thenewyorknightlife.com, focusing on the new concept of night experience, cultivating tourism and nightlife. We opened the first rooftop tour in New York in 2013 and from beginning was an instant hit, allowing everybody to enjoy the authentic New York by night. We run many experiences/tours by night, as “Sex and the city night out”, “Prohibition secret bars”, “Nightclub Experience”, “Brooklyn Pub”, “Latino night”, and Dyker Heights, plus we have a concierge center 4 minutes away from Times Square, on 324W 47th St., where our clients can find multilingual assistance, in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German and French. We are expanding on Miami, Florida, developing a revolutionary concept of nightlife, giving easy access to the most exclusive nightlife spot to every person.

Allianz Global Assistance

Allianz Global Assistance

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Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We insure 21 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. Our insurance plans can provide coverage for pre-paid, non-refundable trip expenses, reimbursements for covered trip cancellations and unexpected travel delay expenses, as well as emergency medical and dental treatment, emergency medical transportation, baggage delay, baggage loss and more. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services.

Tourism New Brunswick

Tourism New Brunswick

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New Brunswick, Canada's only officially bilingual province, has stories to tell! Experience the world's highest tides on the Bay of Fundy. Delve into the fascinating French Acadian culture. Savour cuisine that surprises and delights seafood lovers in particular, with fresh lobster at every turn. Active adventure is the norm, with the warmest salt water beaches north of Virginia, islands to explore, cliff-side hiking trails, sea kayaking, and coastal road races. World-class festivals feature jazz & blues, lobster, and international sculptors. Help us tell the world!​

BloggerBridge

BloggerBridge

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BloggerBridge.com lets companies connect with bloggers • Search through a database of bloggers • Be alerted when bloggers book a trip to a city that you choose to watch • Advertise to some/all bloggers how you would want to work with them. You can filter which bloggers will see this opportunity • Manage lists of bloggers and work flow of the work you are doing with them • Track page views for posts by campaign • Review bloggers or see reviews left by other companies

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

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About Ontario All four seasons in Ontario are packed with the adventures, experiences and attractions that make a trip of a lifetime. Try paddling, camping, hiking or snow-shoeing in Ontario's 280 provincial parks. Dance until dawn in Toronto or Ottawa nightclubs; marvel at Niagara Falls; and pair fine VQA vintages with regional delicacies prepared by top chefs. Step into history at living museums, thrill to the color and ceremony of pow wows on Manitoulin Island and Ottawa's changing of the guard. And throughout Ontario embrace the internationally celebrated theatre, literary, music, fashion and film festivals that light up Canada’s cultural scene all year. About the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is an agency of the Government of Ontario with a vision to position Ontario as a preferred global destination. OTMPC’s mission is to generate increased visitation by Ontario, Canadian and international tourists, enhance tourism expenditures in Ontario, and contribute to provincial economic prosperity through impactful marketing and results oriented investment partnerships. Launched in 1999, the OTMPC, together with its industry partners, develops and delivers exciting, integrated marketing programs in Ontario and eleven countries around the world. For more information on travel to Ontario, visit www.ontariotravel.net, like Ontario Travel on Facebook, or follow @OntarioTravel on Twitter and Instagram and follow #DiscoverON.

CJ Affiliate

CJ Affiliate

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CJ Affiliate, recognized by Internet Retailer as the #1 affiliate marketing provider, engages with millions of online consumers by facilitating and supporting equitable, lucrative relationships between advertisers and publishers. Many of the world's most recognized and highly specialized brands use CJ to acquire new customers and encourage existing ones to buy more, and more often. CJ’s expertise, actionable insights and 70,000+ active publisher network provide unparalleled scale and growth opportunity.

Visit Winona

Visit Winona

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Cradled by the Mississippi River on one side and towering limestone bluffs on the other, Winona, MN, is a postcard-perfect city, but this historic river hamlet is more than just another pretty face. Thousands flock to a multitude of annual festivals featuring world-class performers like Yo-Yo Ma, nationally acclaimed actors performing Shakespeare, and internationally touring musicians playing everything from bluegrass to Beethoven, as well as award-winning films, Native American celebrations, and more. An acclaimed museum boasting the work of greats like Picasso and Monet stuns all who enter, and history buffs love wandering the beautifully preserved Victorian downtown. And for outdoor lovers, whatever your version of relaxing is - whether it is swinging on a bench by the lake or tackling a wicked mountain bike trail, whether it is a tranquil hike in the woods or whirlybirds on a wake board - Winona is a paradise. Perfectly situated within four hours of five major metro areas, Winona is an easy destination to reach and a destination that proves you really can have it all in one enchanting place.

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism serves as the official destination marketing organization for the areas of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The destination is home to 32 miles of sugar-white sand beaches stretching along a 27,000-acre island on the northernmost coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The family-friendly destination, located in Baldwin County, welcomed 5.7 million visitors in 2014. From zip lines and waterparks to golf courses and fishing charters, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on Alabama’s beaches. Nature enthusiasts enjoy miles of walking and biking trails, dolphin cruises, diving or snorkeling trips. History buffs can explore the area’s rich history at historic Fort Morgan and the local museums. For shoppers seeking the perfect souvenir, the island’s many boutiques, souvenir and specialty shops are perfect for treasure hunting. The area is also home to several renowned festivals and events including The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show, nationally-acclaimed Hangout Music Festival, the Annual National Shrimp Festival and the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival. New to the area this year is the World Food Championship where 450 chefs from 45 states and 20 countries compete in the ultimate chef throwdown. Fresh Gulf seafood is king of the dining scene in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Most restaurants feature local seafood on their menus along with other dishes created from locally-sourced produce and meats. The area also has a wide selection of lodging choices from beachfront condos and national hotel chains to private beach houses and full-service resorts. Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism hosts press trips throughout the year for both groups and individuals. To learn more about those opportunities, please visit GulfShores.com/Media.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

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MSC Cruises is a Swiss-based global cruise company with deep Mediterranean roots. It is the fourth largest cruise line in the world, with a fleet of 12 cruise ships, and the fastest growing cruise line in the industry – growing 800 percent in capacity between 2004 and 2014. MSC is known for its Mediterranean Style Cruising and having some of the most ultramodern ships at sea. Highlights of MSC’s state-of-the-art ships include world-class entertainment, authentic Mediterranean-style dining, stylish bars and lounges, and Balinese style massages designed exclusively for MSC guests. MSC’s four “Fantasia” class ships — the youngest and most modern vessels in the line’s fleet — feature the MSC Yacht Club, an all-inclusive private VIP club level with personal butler and 24-hour concierge services. MSC’s itineraries offer guests an opportunity to explore destinations around the world. The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean starting November 2015. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, as well as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman. The line has significant plans for future expansion through a $5.4 billion investment plan which will double the current fleet capacity by 2022 and include seven ultramodern ships in two pioneering prototypes. The first new build being built by STX France – named MSC Meraviglia – is set to debut in May 2017 in the Mediterranean with three major ports of embarkation: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona. The first next-generation ship being built by Fincantieri – named MSC Seaside – is set to debut in December 2017 and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean.

Festival d’été De Québec

Festival d’été De Québec

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Festival d’été is Québec city’s great music festival and Canada’s largest outdoor musical event! 1,000 artists, 300 shows, 10 stunning outdoor and indoor venues. World-renowned stars as well as up-and-coming bands in all styles: rock, hip-hop, pop, electro, reggae, world beat, French song and more. Québec city historical center is literally taken over by tens of thousands of festival-goers enjoying the unique ambiance of this urban festival!

Original Resorts

Original Resorts

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Original Resorts has over 40 years offering paradise seekers some of Mexico’s top beach lodging options, in both Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Stylish and comfortable, each of our resorts provides the perfect atmosphere to add a new dimension to their classic beach vacation. Sensual, exclusive amenities tempt each of our guests throughout their stay at our adults-only resorts, while catering to their every need. Each hotel is characterized by its own individuality; however Original Resorts sets common standards for all properties, each featuring extraordinary settings while focusing on both value and conviviality. Original Resorts is pleased to offer clients 2 separate, innovating concepts within the hotel industry: Temptation Resort Spa With an evolutionary concept, our topless-optional Temptation Resort Spa welcomes adults over 21, to experience a contemporary take on the all-inclusive holiday. Temptation offers adults a fun, tempting and sensual environment for the open-minded. Client Profile: Adults 21+, Singles & Couples Desire Riviera Maya & Desire Pearl Our seductive, clothing optional, couples-only, adult resorts invite you and your partner to discover a world of deliciously erotic and sensual experiences. Come and share this paradise with like-minded couples also seeking an adventurous experience. Both of our Desire Resorts are lifestyle friendly for those seeking freedom from conventional environments. Client Profile: Adult 21+, Couples-Only, Nudist friendly (Both Desire Resorts do accept Alternative Lifestyle Groups) Our Resorts are a must for those seeking to live truly original experiences. Partner with us: www.originalaffiliates.com Official Websites: www.temptationresorts.com www.desireresorts.com

IZEA

IZEA

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IZEA connects Creators across various social platforms with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. We work with two types of Creators: 1. Influencers: IZEA provides bloggers, Viners, Instagrammers, YouTubers and other online personalities the ability to monetize their online influence. Use our marketplace to connect with brands you love for sponsorship. 2. Journalists: IZEA connects professional journalists, photographers and videographers to companies hungry for quality content. We provide pad content creation opportunities working with publishers and brands. Interested in being part of the IZEA network? Get in contact with us today!

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors, and 320 million reviews and opinions covering 6.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.

Quebec City

Quebec City

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Québec City is most definitely a world class destination. Perched atop Cap-Diamant, Old-Québec tells of its 400+ years of history through its architecture and narrow winding streets. Visitors marvel at its spectacular beauty, enhanced by the presence of the flowing St. Lawrence River. With French notes in the air, one feels literally transported into a European feel. Bistros serving "Café au lait" and boutiques offering local artisans' work of art recall its original roots. The unparalleled quality and variety of restaurants puts Québec on a pedestal for exquisite cuisine highlighting regional produce. Outdoor enthusiasts are impressed with the variety of activities available and the breathtaking scenery in all seasons, just a few minutes’-drive from downtown. But the best way to experience Québec City is to meet its warm and friendly people and share their “Joie de vivre”.

Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic

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Cruise Critic is the leading cruise reviews and information site which hosts the largest cruise community in the world. More than five million people, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise fans, visit Cruise Critic each month to research and plan their cruises, connect with other cruisers and share their passion for cruising.

Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee

Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee

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One of America’s favorite destinations, Greater Williamsburg, Virginia includes Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown and offers travelers a unique juxtaposition of contemporary and historical experiences for all ages. Travelers have the freedom to be curious, to relax or have fun with a variety of hands-on interactive attractions, scenic outdoor adventures and sophisticated arts and culture experiences. While many people envision the Williamsburg area as history, horse-drawn carriages, and tricorn hats – which can still be found within Colonial Williamsburg and other areas around the region – today's Williamsburg has reinvented itself and is making history with go-carts and zip lines, Segway tours and the largest winery in Virginia. The Williamsburg Winery even received the first 90+-point rating in the state by Robert Parker – “The Wine Advocate.” Of course, what’s old is new again, too, like farm- (and bay- and ocean- and vineyard-) to-table. Let’s face it: 400 years ago, farm-to-table was no fad. Gardens and farms were a necessity! The cool thing is that in Greater Williamsburg they are still tending, in some cases, the same exact gardens, which now deliver the same crops to modern tables, restaurants and eateries. There are breweries opening up and even a “meadery” (kind of like wine, but fermented with honey instead of grapes). Travelers can Segway past a battlefield, indulge in a new million-dollar spa, and use 3-D printers and virtual reality 3-D glasses to see history at Jamestown in a complete different way. It’s kind of like the Comicon of History – all very techy and cool and tangible. And Greater Williamsburg is a year-round destination, with more than two dozen hotels offering indoor pools, and The Great Wolf Lodge goes a step beyond, offering its full indoor water park year round. For those looking to make their own history, Greater Williamsburg is an ideal destination.

Crispy Green

Crispy Green

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Crispy Green, Inc. is the maker of Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks. The Crispy Fruit line of snacks are made of only the finest fruits available. A sophisticated freeze-drying process removes the water from fresh, sweet fruit, leaving behind the fruit’s true essence in a light and crispy texture that’s perfect for snacking. All of the seven varieties, including Apple, Banana, Asian Pear, Mango, Pineapple, Cantaloupe and Tangerine, are Non-GMO Project Verified and contain no added sugars, preservatives or additives. Crispy Fruit has been successfully selling for over 10 years and is a favorite among kids and parents alike for being a healthy, portable snack that is TSA friendly. Crispy Green’s line of Crispy Fruit is a delicious, convenient way to add more fruit to your daily diet and while traveling.

Hashtracking

Hashtracking

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Everywhere you look, Hashtags are being used to curate content, build community and amplify campaigns. Understanding hashtags and hashtag trends associated with your brand can help you connect & engage with your audience, quantify the impact of your marketing efforts, and identify important influencers. Hashtags can be funny, they can be newsworthy, and they can have a lasting impact on your business. We’re here to help measure and support your success.

Crowne Plaza Aire

Crowne Plaza Aire

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The Crowne Plaza Aire (formerly the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington) will complete an aviation-themed renovation in spring 2016, thanks to the new ownership and vision of the Kaeding Management Group, LLC, a Bloomington-based company with nearly four decades of experience in development and management of high-quality commercial and residential real estate. The 46 year old property has a longstanding relationship with the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the Hubert Humphrey Charter Terminal, which are just minutes away. No other airport hotel is so closely linked with the history of Minneapolis aviation and so well-suited to offer hospitality and convenience to Minneapolis area guests. The Crown Plaza Aire offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to both airline terminals. The fabled Mall of America is just one mile away and the Light Rail station is across the street, making it a breeze to get to downtown Minneapolis, TCF Stadium and Target Field. The hotel has 430 guest rooms and suites, with many offering runway views of the bustling MSP airport. All rooms have complimentary in-room Wi-Fi and have recently been improved with the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage Program, which includes upgraded bedding, a “This Works” aromatherapy kit and a “Dedicated Quiet Zone” policy from Sunday to Thursday to ensure that staff noise is kept to a minimum in the hotel’s hallways. A wood burning oven is the focal point of the new restaurant, which has a menu that features pizzas and other wood-fired fare. The hotel has a 1,500 square foot fitness center that has been recently upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment by Precor, and there is an indoor salt water Junior Olympic swimming pool. Crowne Plaza Aire, MSP Airport-Mall of America, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425

Tourism Saskatoon

Tourism Saskatoon

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Endless Adventures...Saskatoon is full of hidden treasures openly shared by the welcoming locals. From the bustling city centre and revitalized Riversdale district, to more than 80 km of parkland trails along the scenic river valley, to the burgeoning local food and drink scene thanks to more than 40% of Canadian farmland in our province; Saskatoon offers you the opportunity to take it all in, and truly explore this unique urban experience in the heart of the prairies. While visiting us, don't miss taking in the unparalleled view from one of the seven bridges, or better yet get on the water in a kayak or paddleboard, sample local fare such as bison or saskatoon berries at the Farmer's Market, and learn to hoop dance at Wanuskewin National Heritage Park. Intrigued? Visit www.tourismsaskatoon.com for more information.

Visit Milwaukee

Visit Milwaukee

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Discover why Milwaukee makes one great, urban-easy getaway! Brewery tours, the Harley-Davidson Museum and professional sports meet farm-to-fork restaurants and family attractions like Discovery World and Milwaukee County Zoo for year-round fun for all. Stroll along the RiverWalk, linking the Historic Third Ward with its colorful shops, nightlife and Milwaukee Public Market, to Old World Third Street, celebrating the city’s German heritage. The new 381-room hotel at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino adds to gaming fun, and the stunning “wings” of the Milwaukee Art Museum, along with Summerfest and lakeside festivals, welcome all for Milwaukee’s own brand of fun and entertainment.   VISIT Milwaukee is recognized as the chief image and tourism marketing organization of the greater Milwaukee area, and continues to be recognized as a major contributor to a thriving tourism economy that supports job creation and the growth of our convention and tourism infrastructure.

Laura Davidson PR

Laura Davidson PR

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For over 20 years LDPR has guided some of the world’s most prestigious travel brands through an evolving media landscape with creativity, professionalism and enthusiasm. We are a highly driven and innovative travel and lifestyle public relations agency based in New York City with a global roster of clients from destinations and tour companies to exclusive private islands, hotels and resorts. Our unique culture is defined by our collaborative and strategic approach to working with clients, media and our staff, leading to strong partnerships with measurable results.

Viator

Viator

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Viator is the world's leading resource for researching, finding and booking the best travel experiences worldwide. Viator joined the TripAdvisor family in 2014. For over 15 years, Viator has curated the largest and most diverse selection of worldwide tours and activities—from traditional sightseeing tours to unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences—all provided by local tour operators we’ve pre-screened for quality, value and service. Our activities are supported by more than 800,000 verified reviews, photos and videos posted by travelers like you, all backed by our low-price guarantee.   Viator, Inc. sells tours and activities through the award-winning Viator.com website, ten local-language sites serving North and South American, European and Japanese markets, five fully optimized mobile sites and more than 3,000 affiliate sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. For travelers on the go—the Viator Tours & Activities App for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android provides quick and easy hand-held access to the most memorable travel experiences, bookable up to the last minute, even in-destination!


Supporting Partners

Running Aces

Running Aces

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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is a cutting-edge, Las Vegas-style card room with live summer harness horse racing and trout fishing, a full-service restaurant and year-round Simulcast wagering. The card room has a warm elegance with all of the hottest games. We have Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3- & 4-Card Poker, all limits in Texas Hold’em and more. Running Aces features daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins to accommodate all players. Trout Air Tavern offers a nostalgic experience and exquisite cuisine with our homemade taste and a variety of options. Fill your appetite every day and enjoy our ALL NEW menu, NEW prices, expanded beer selection, famous Trout Air Recipes and a Sunday Breakfast menu. The Trout Air Fishing Experience gives you a true Minnesota experience without all the hassle. You catch the fish then we will clean and cook it just the way you want it! No fishing license required, and the fish are always biting. You can enjoy a cold drink or your fresh trout at the new outdoor Pub on the Pond. You will have the option to take home the fresh fish, have us clean the fish before you take it home, or we will clean and cook it for you; it's up to you! Running Aces offers entertainment for everyone with monthly comedy shows, BINGO, outdoor concerts and various events throughout the year. Banquet facilities and catering are available year-round for private events. The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days a week and always smoke-free. Running Aces is located adjacent to I-35 exit #129 in Columbus, Minnesota, 20 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, under 5 minutes from hotels.

Visit Mankato

Visit Mankato

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website  If you are looking for an adventure, wellness event, great family getaway or an invigorating cultural experience, you are investigating the right community. In Mankato, we are playing year-round, and we are proud to share what we have to offer with others. You can find Mankato nestled in the scenic Minnesota River Valley just 75 minutes southwest of the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro. Our community offers experiences you would expect from a major metro and the charm you can get only from a close-knit community. Mankato is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy the area’s abundant recreation activities and wellness events. In addition to the scenic beauty of the Minnesota River, there are numerous lakes throughout the area. Greater Mankato has more than 60 parks and 50 miles of paved trails for walking, biking or skating. You can escape to Mankato for an enriching cultural encounter. Our calendar is packed year round because of a thriving arts community that offers headliner concerts, top-notch theatre performances, live music and lively nightly entertainment. In addition, you can’t take a step in our City Center without noticing the fine arts from painted utility boxed to CityArt sculptures to poetry on the trail system. Mankato has a rich history including a significant role in the U.S. Dakota Conflict and serving as the backdrop of the very popular Betsy-Tacy book series. Speaking of tradition, Mankato is proud to play host to the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp. This sporting event mixed in with many others has delighted our fair share of sporting enthusiasts and families over the years. We welcome the opportunity to tell you more about our great community.

Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau

Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Minneapolis Northwest is comprised of three vibrant cities: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove, MN. We are just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and centrally located along I-94/694/494. Best known for shopping, outdoor recreation (especially biking), and family attractions, there is more to be discovered in Minneapolis Northwest than one might think! Bargain hunters, fashionistas, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, and families alike flock here from across the region thanks to shopping attractions like Albertville Premium Outlets, Cabela’s, and the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district. Minneapolis Northwest doesn’t have the largest mall in Minnesota, but these three shopping centers account for more combined retail square footage than Mall of America! Minneapolis Northwest offers access to some of the nation’s best bike trails. Cross the Coon Rapids Dam, hop on the picturesque MRT (which traverses the entire Mississippi!), or ride trails all the way to downtown Minneapolis. We're also a haven for fat bike enthusiasts with nearly 13 miles of groomed singletrack. If you know anything about Minnesotans, you know that we don’t stay indoors when the temperatures drop. Elm Creek Park Reserve is perfect for outdoor adventures like cross country skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, and skijoring. The state’s hottest new winter attraction is the ice skating loop at Central Park of Maple Grove. The first of its kind in Minnesota, the loop is a refrigerated 800’ trail meandering through the park. These attractions and more make Minneapolis Northwest the ultimate family-friendly Minneapolis vacation. Kids can splash around on the sandy beaches of the Elm Creek Swimming Pond or Bunker Beach Waterpark. It’s easy to hop in the car and head downtown for a Twins Game. Or hit up tried and true favorites like Dave & Busters, Brunswick Zone XL, and WhirlyBall.

Exercore LLC

Exercore LLC

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Established in 2015, Exercore LLC. is a Minnesota company specializing in unique health and wellness products. We strive to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations for quality and innovation. Our flagship product called the Eustachi is a first to market exerciser that helps unclog ears naturally. Everyone can relate to that plugged up feeling you get in your ears when you’re landing in an airplane. You normally try swallowing, yawning or chewing gum to try and clear it up – but that doesn’t always work. Some people suffering from allergies, sinus problems or a cold might have this same feeling whenever cold and allergy season kicks in. Now, whether you know it or not, every time you swallow and yawn you are actually exercising your ears; more specifically your Eustachian tubes. These exercises are the body’s natural process for equalizing the air pressure behind the eardrums. The Eustachi helps you exercise your Eustachian tubes, as you swallow, using a little air delivered through your nose. Eustachi is drug-free, safe and simple to use anytime, anywhere using just a little air!

Roseville Visitors Association

Roseville Visitors Association

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Whether you’re looking for a shopping adventure, world-class theater or sports excitement, you’ll find it all in and around Roseville. The vibrant downtowns of Minneapolis and Saint Paul are at our doorstep, (just 10 minutes) making us the ideal location to stay when exploring the attractions and experiences of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. Our hotels offer a variety of options (including a lower tax rate and complimentary parking) for you to unwind after you experience a fun-filled day in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Bloomington. If shopping is on the agenda, look no further than Rosedale Center, one of the premier shopping destinations in the metro. Rosedale Center offers 160 stores, AMC movie theaters plus fabulous restaurants. And remember, there is NO sales tax on clothing in Minnesota. In addition, we are located just 20 minutes from the Mall of America. Roseville’s location allows you to explore popular events year round. The Minnesota State Fairgrounds, just three miles south of Roseville, offers a wide variety of family events including the Back to the 50’s Car Show and the Minnesota State Fair also known as “The Great Minnesota Get-Together." The Minnesota State Fair is the largest state fair in the United States by average daily attendance. In addition, we are just minutes from the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul and Target Field, Target Center and the NEW US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Roseville, the ideal location to stay when visiting Minneapolis and Saint Paul.


Media Partners

Travel Media

Travel Media

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website TravelMedia.is a travel specialist full service PR, marketing, SEO, events, communications, content marketing and representation company, founded in 2006, and managed by Michael Collins. TravelMedia.ie started as an Ireland market only traditional PR company. In 2012 TravelMedia.ie pivoted to become a digital first travel specialist PR agency, focused on the European market. TravelMedia.ie is still based in Dublin (via London and Paris), but services clients throughout Europe and further afield, e.g. TUI, Phocuswright, Atout France, SAS, Interhome, and Greenlife Tours.

Travel Massive

Travel Massive

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Travel Massive’s Mission is to unearth and connect travel insiders in every city in the world in order to empower change in travel. We are the world’s largest open community of travel industry insiders, leaders and innovators. We connect thousands of professionals to meet, learn and collaborate at events in over 100 cities world wide.

IGLTA

IGLTA

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The International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association is the leading member-based global organization dedicated to LGBT tourism and a proud Affiliate Member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization. In 2013, the association signed on to ECPAT’s Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct to prevent child exploitation. The association’s membership includes LGBT and LGBT-friendly accommodations, destinations, service providers, travel agents, tour operators, events and travel media in more than 75 countries. Each year, IGLTA hosts its Annual Global Convention, the premier educational and networking event in LGBT tourism. The event has multiple components, including an appointment-driven buyer-supplier marketplace; a media trade show to connect businesses with global LGBT media and marketing outlets; and a consumer event. Join us in 8-11 April 2015 in Los Angeles for the 32nd Annual Global Convention.

Tourism Currents

Tourism Currents

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Tourism Currents teaches communities around the world how to use digital destination marketing to attract their perfect visitor. Our team provides both online and in-person training in social media for tourism and hospitality. Launched in 2009, our co-founders are Sheila Scarborough and Becky McCray, joined in 2012 by marketing expert Leslie McLellan.

Hospitality21

Hospitality21

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Hospitality21 is a cutting-edge digital publication written for the affluent, curiosity-driven, sophisticated, intrepid world traveler. Our articles are diverse, covering a broad range of topics which our discerning readers crave. Editorial coverage includes travel, business, luxury goods, food and drink, global culture, and industry updates. At Hospitality21, we are bridging the gap between the hospitality industry and the ever progressing digital world in the 21st century. Our cutting edge publication provides relevant inspirational information to your fingertips 24/7 using a trendy and inviting platform. At times, a photo says it better; that's why you will find stunning media throughout Hospitality21." Social Media Links: Facebook Twitter Instagram

Travel Blog Success

Travel Blog Success

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Since 2010, Travel Blog Success has been providing educational resources and support for travelers interested in learning how to create, promote, and build a business from their travel blogs. Featuring over 1,400 members, including many of today’s top travel bloggers, Travel Blog Success has become a trusted name in the travel blogging community at large.

All members receive lifetime access to written lessons, expert interviews, video webinars and a secret Facebook group for asking questions and connecting with other bloggers from around the world.


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TripIt

TripIt

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TripIt is the travel organizing app that automagically creates a master itinerary so you can access all your travel plans, any time, on any device. With TripIt (free), you can: Organize all your travel plans in one place with master itineraries for every trip Simply forward all your flight, hotel, car rental, and restaurant confirmation emails to plans@tripit.com View your detailed TripIt itineraries any time, on any device Sync your TripIt travel plans with your favorite online or mobile calendar Selectively share itineraries or specific travel plans with family, friends, and colleagues via email or text Add or edit plans with ease TripIt Pro is the all-in-one travel organizing app for stress-free travel that organizes, monitors, alerts, and notifies so you’re always in the know, on the go. With TripIt Pro ($49/year), you can: Get real-time alerts for delays, cancellations, and gate changes Find alternate flights with open seats, fast Get notified when the seat you want becomes available Keep track of reward-program points and miles in one spot Get notified when you’re eligible for a fare refund Selectively share itineraries, specific trip plans, and flight alerts with family, friends, and colleagues in your inner circle, automatically Save money with VIP benefits from trusted travel partners

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism

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The Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) is dedicated to promoting sustainable tourism development in Dominican Republic through the creation and regulation of policies, strategies and actions to encourage tourism investment, ensure the quality of management and promote community participation in the actions of this sector.

CDC

CDC

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In our globalized world, diseases like Zika and Ebola can be a plane ride away. More common illnesses pose a risk as well, and getting sick during vacation can ruin any trip. The Travelers’ Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) helps to reduce illness and injury in U.S. residents traveling internationally or living abroad, through alerts, recommendations, education, and support to travelers and their health care providers. CDC provides travelers and their clinicians with a wide variety of tools and information, including our comprehensive website, a medical reference published every two years, online training for clinicians, and healthy travel mobile apps. Travelers will find a number of resources on the CDC Travelers’ Health website, including destination-specific health recommendations, tools to find a clinic, infographics, and travel health notices. CDC’s resources and recommendations can help travelers have a safe, healthy, and fun trip abroad. For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/travel. Connect with CDC Travelers’ Health at facebook.com/CDCTravelersHealth and @CDCtravel.

Running Aces

Running Aces

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Running Aces Casino & Racetrack is a cutting-edge, Las Vegas-style card room with live summer harness horse racing and trout fishing, a full-service restaurant and year-round Simulcast wagering. The card room has a warm elegance with all of the hottest games. We have Blackjack, Pai Gow, 3- & 4-Card Poker, all limits in Texas Hold’em and more. Running Aces features daily poker tournaments with various buy-ins to accommodate all players. Trout Air Tavern offers a nostalgic experience and exquisite cuisine with our homemade taste and a variety of options. Fill your appetite every day and enjoy our ALL NEW menu, NEW prices, expanded beer selection, famous Trout Air Recipes and a Sunday Breakfast menu. The Trout Air Fishing Experience gives you a true Minnesota experience without all the hassle. You catch the fish then we will clean and cook it just the way you want it! No fishing license required, and the fish are always biting. You can enjoy a cold drink or your fresh trout at the new outdoor Pub on the Pond. You will have the option to take home the fresh fish, have us clean the fish before you take it home, or we will clean and cook it for you; it's up to you! Running Aces offers entertainment for everyone with monthly comedy shows, BINGO, outdoor concerts and various events throughout the year. Banquet facilities and catering are available year-round for private events. The facility is open 24 hours, 7 days a week and always smoke-free. Running Aces is located adjacent to I-35 exit #129 in Columbus, Minnesota, 20 minutes north of downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, under 5 minutes from hotels.

Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises

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One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world, renowned for innovative ships, an array of onboard options, and an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 114 days, allowing them to see the world and come back new. Princess Cruises was catapulted to stardom in 1977 when one of its ships, Pacific Princess was cast in a starring role on a new television show called "The Love Boat." The weekly series, which introduced millions of viewers to the concept of a sea-going vacation, was an instant hit and both the company name and its "seawitch" logo have remained synonymous with cruising ever since. The show, which can still be seen around the world, has been widely credited with fueling the dramatic expansion of the industry.

Travelocity

Travelocity

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Travelocity encourages travelers to “Wander Wisely™” and is dedicated to being the champion of the customer with its Customer 1st Guarantee, making the traveling experience both simple and memorable with competitive prices, 24/7 customer service and more. It’s been said that life is a journey, and Travelocity strives to help people make more enlightening stops along the way. But what does that mean, exactly? It means helping travelers to have more fun dreaming and planning by offering trip and destination ideas that range from time-tested to unexpected via Travelocity’s Inspire blog. Giving customers more fulfilling journeys and more cherished memories by delivering innovative products combined with the Travelocity Customer First Guarantee which provides personal support before, during and after the trip. Based in Dallas, Texas, Travelocity is owned by Expedia, Inc., one of the world’s leading travel companies, with an extensive brand portfolio that includes many of the world’s leading online travel properties.

Dream of Travel Writing

Dream of Travel Writing

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Dream of Travel Writing is a one-stop shop for everything you need to succeed as a full-time, freelance travel writer. Our Travel Magazine Database (www.travelmagazinedatabase.com) includes information on how to pitch hundreds of magazines looking for travel content and includes editor contact information, full breakdowns of the each magazine's sections and tips on which are open to freelancers. Magazine pitch letter critiques are also available. The Six-Figure Travel Writing Road Map (www.sixfiguretravelwriting.com), available in print and digital version, walks aspiring travel writers and anyone who's been in the career for a while and wants to up his or her game clear paths, directions and exercises to find more (and better) clients and income. We also offer one-on-one and group coaching for writers who want accountability, individualized roadblock solving, and personalized idea-to-magazine pairings. During TBEX, we're offering everyone who purchases a copy of the book onsite two chances to enter our book launch prize drawing, which includes a "big kahuna" prize of a free trip to the next TBEX and a grand prize of six-months of private coaching.

Un-Cruise Adventures

Un-Cruise Adventures

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Un-Cruise Adventures fills a distinct niche in water-borne travel: guests explore remote and scenic destinations by boutique yachts and small ships with just 22 to 88 like-minded travelers. They have up-close encounters with nature while discovering wildlife-rich seas and shores. They encounter spectacular wilderness: towering glaciers, scenic rivers, remote islands. History and culture come alive. In sum, they have unrushed, uncrowded, truly uncommon experiences. Un-Cruise Adventures offers explorations of exceptional quality, based on many years of experience. Destinations include the remote reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, the Hawaiian Islands, Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica, Panamá, coastal Washington, British Columbia, and the Columbia & Snake Rivers. Adventure cruise: Eight adventure vessels cast aside the tradition of rigid cruise ship schedules for flexible itineraries and few scheduled port times allowing the vessels to seek out wildlife and maximize adventure activities—hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, skiff excursions. Yet guests also enjoy the more traditional meaning of cruising with gourmet cuisine, fine wines and specialty microbrews, hot tubs and other amenities. Wilderness Adventurer—160 feet, 60 passengers in 30 cabins Wilderness Discoverer—176 feet, 76 passengers in 38 cabins Wilderness Explorer—186 feet, 74 passengers in 37 cabins Safari Endeavour – 232 feet, 84 passengers in 42 staterooms Safari Voyager – 174 feet, 62 passengers in 32 staterooms Safari Explorer – 145 feet, 36 to 40 passengers in 18 staterooms Safari Quest – 120 feet, 22 passengers in 11 staterooms La Pinta—209 feet, 48 passengers in 24 staterooms River cruise: A replica coastal steamer, fashioned after steam ships that plied the rivers of the U.S. in the early 1900s, sails along the Columbia and Snake Rivers with tours included each day to places of scenic and historical interest. S.S. Legacy – 192 feet, 88 passengers in 44 staterooms

Marriott Hotels Peru

Marriott Hotels Peru

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Our country offers you the opportunity to awaken dreams and connect with yourself through a journey full of culture and history. Travel to Peru a world recognized culinary experience full of entertainment, culture and art. Cusco, gateway city to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven World Wonders, makes it a “must- go” destination. As Marriott Hotels Peru we represent the 3 exquisite Marriott hotels located in this magnificent country. Standing in front the grand cliffs of the Miraflores’ district, the JW Marriott Lima offers 300 rooms all of them with sweeping view of the Pacific Ocean. Its prime location, across the Larco Mar Shopping Center, personalized service and high-end product makes it Lima’s first choice luxury hotel. This 25-story crystal tower is also a complete entertainment center with exclusive shops, restaurants, lounge, Health Club-Spa, casino and 24-hour room service. Just 6 blocks away from the JW in Lima, is the Courtyard Lima Miraflores that provides greater flexibility and choices for our guests. Its restaurant, the Bistro 400, is a brilliant choice for a great breakfast, or drinks and dinner during the evening. You'll also enjoy inviting, flexible spaces with free Wi-Fi and easy access to the latest latest news, weather and airport conditions via our GoBoard technology. Your stay at Courtyard is sure to be comfortable, productive and enjoyable. The JW Marriott El Convento Cusco is located in the city of Cusco a few blocks from the Main Square among the main historical sites of the city. The Hotel has been designed and built on the 17th Century Colonial Convent of San Agustin, declared National Cultural Heritage. The Convent was restored with utmost respect for the archeological remains from Pre-Inca, Inca, Colonial, Republican and Contemporary periods, which render its unique character and offer an unmatched cultural experience for all guests.

Tourism Toronto

Tourism Toronto

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Tourism Toronto, Toronto's Convention and Visitors Association, is an industry association of more than 1,200 members established to sell and market the greater Toronto region as a remarkable destination for tourists, convention delegates and business travellers around the globe. Tourism Toronto operates in partnership with the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture as Regional Tourism Organization 5, representing the cities of Toronto, Mississauga and Brampton. For more information please visit seetorontonow.com. There's Always Something Going on in Toronto! Toronto, North America’s fourth largest city, is an exciting urban centre made up of diverse and colourful neighbourhoods, creating an intimate mosaic of more than 100 cultures. Fall in love with Toronto with its eclectic festivals and events, an unstoppable nightlife, an exploding food scene and several 5-star hotel offerings. Whatever you're into, you can do it in Toronto!

Visit Mobile

Visit Mobile

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Mobile has a certain magic that keeps you on your toes. Where a melting pot of people, flavors, cultures and traditions become one voice to lead all of life's celebrations. We welcome every day with an enduring passion and a spirited, soulful hospitality, because life is the ultimate gift. This is the spirit of living. This is what we're born to do. Funky, feisty, festive. Or historic, hip and happening. Colorful, cool and cultured. You can call this coastal town a lot of things when you have a vibrant 300 year history with lots of stories to tell and long-standing traditions celebrated on a regular basis. Once called the Paris of the South, Mobile has long been the cultural center of the Gulf Coast and you'll find an authentic experience found nowhere else in the southern United States. Home to America's original Mardi Gras that rolls through the streets of our historic downtown and dozens of festivals, art markets and concerts nearly every weekend, Mobile takes having fun pretty seriously. If you're looking for a bit more leisurely experience, nearby historic neighborhoods lined with giant live oaks trees or a paddle in one of the most significant river delta systems in the country are just minutes from downtown. #borntocelebrate #visitmobile Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest

WordPress.com

WordPress.com

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WordPress.com, our mission is to democratize publishing one website at a time. Open source WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform, currently powering more than 26% of the web. We wanted to bring the WordPress experience to an even larger audience, so in 2005 we created WordPress.com. We’re a hosted version of the open source software. Here, you can start a blog or build a website in seconds without any technical knowledge. Overall, the WordPress.com network welcomes more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Our users publish about 41.7 million new posts and leave 60.5 million new comments each month. All of us at Automattic constantly work on improving WordPress.com. We roll out updates almost every day, and develop other services, like Gravatar and Simplenote, to enhance your experience on the web. We want to build products, features, and themes you will love using, so don’t hesitate to leave us your feedback. Almost everything on WordPress.com is free, and what’s currently free will remain so in the future. We keep your sites free by offering upgrades for things like Plans and custom domains, as well as products like anti-spam software Akismet and VIP hosting partnerships with major media outlets. Whether you’re a blogger or a website owner, we know you have many places where you can pitch your online tent. If you’re a current user, thanks for choosing us — we love having you around. If you’re looking to build your online presence and haven’t decided where to drop anchor, give us a try. We’d love to become your home on the web."

Adventure Central Newfoundland

Adventure Central Newfoundland

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Adventure Central Newfoundland is a non-profit Destination Management Organization focused on promoting Central Newfoundland as a unique multi-season tourism destination. This vast region of Canada’s most easterly province is rich in culture and heritage, as well as distinctive experiences. Six different types of icebergs (tabular, blocky, wedged, dome, pinnacle and dry dock) annually meander along the coastline of Central Newfoundland, which encompasses more of “Iceberg Alley” than any other area of the province. Some 22 species of whales, including the world’s largest concentration of feeding Humpback whales, swim amongst the shorelines, and can be spotted from many of the more than 50 marked hiking trails throughout the region, or from the deck of one of the many boat tours operating out of the region. Other types of whales that can be spotted in Adventure Central Newfoundland include Minke, Pothead, Fin, Sperm, Blue, Orca, White-Beaked Dolphin, White-Sided Dolphin and Harbour Porpoise. Canada’s most easterly national park — Terra Nova National Park — is located near the Eastport Peninsula, which is known as the Festival Capital of Newfoundland. There’s a rich First Nations history in the region, and the only Native reserve on the island is in Central, Conne River (Miawpukek First Nations). The people of Conne River host an annual traditional powwow, which takes place July 1-3, 2016. There’s also a rich Beothuk history in Adventure Central Newfoundland, with the Beothuk Interpretation Centre located in Boyd’s Cove. There, you can walk the same path the Beothuk people walked some 300 years ago. Don’t just come and see Central – experience it.

thenewyorklife.com

thenewyorklife.com

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Sp & Big Apple Inc. is a pioneer New York company established in New York City, with a website thenewyorknightlife.com, focusing on the new concept of night experience, cultivating tourism and nightlife. We opened the first rooftop tour in New York in 2013 and from beginning was an instant hit, allowing everybody to enjoy the authentic New York by night. We run many experiences/tours by night, as “Sex and the city night out”, “Prohibition secret bars”, “Nightclub Experience”, “Brooklyn Pub”, “Latino night”, and Dyker Heights, plus we have a concierge center 4 minutes away from Times Square, on 324W 47th St., where our clients can find multilingual assistance, in Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, German and French. We are expanding on Miami, Florida, developing a revolutionary concept of nightlife, giving easy access to the most exclusive nightlife spot to every person.

Icelandair

Icelandair

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Icelandair is a leading airline offering flights to and from Iceland, and an attractive option for cross-Atlantic flights. Icelandair provides safe, reliable flights and exceptional service on flights to metropolitan areas on both sides of the Atlantic. The airline operates out of Iceland, and uses the country's geographical location mid-way between America and Europe, as an opportunity to build an ever-growing network of international routes with Iceland as a hub. Icelandair's business strategy is based on the geographical position of Iceland, midway between North Europe and the eastern coast of the USA. By uniting on one aircraft, passengers traveling to and from Iceland, with passengers crossing the Atlantic via Iceland, Icelandair has expanded and reinforced its network continuously over the last decades. Icelandair connects 27 gateways in Europe with 16 gateways in North America, through Iceland as a hub. The network is based on 24-hour rotation, with connecting flights leaving Iceland in the mornings and afternoons.

Embassy Suites by Hilton

Embassy Suites by Hilton

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Embassy Suites by Hilton, one of Hilton Worldwide’s 13 market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers two-room suites, free made-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites by Hilton has 228 hotels with more than 45 in the pipeline. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels receive instant benefits, including an exclusive discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard Wi-Fi and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (selected locations) available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. For more information, or to book a stay, visit embassysuites.com. Social media users may connect with Embassy Suites by Hilton at facebook.com/embassysuiteshotels, twitter.com/EmbassySuites and instagram.com/embassysuites. For the latest news, media may visit the Global Media Center at news.embassysuites.com.

Travel Manitoba

Travel Manitoba

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Welcome to Manitoba, the heart of Canada. Here, you feel like you're in the middle of nowhere, but at the centre of everything. Manitoba is where golden wheat fields meet infinite blue sky. Cool, clean lakes and waterways-all 110,000 of them-beckon the adventurer and the rejuvenator in you. Unexplored parks and forests fill you with the indigenous spirit of our fur-trading past. On the wind-swept tundra learn more about wildlife and yourself than you'd ever imagined. Winnipeg is our cultural oasis. A capital city renowned for world-class performing arts and lively gatherings-all offered with an air of modesty and down-home hospitality. Manitoba is bordered by Saskatchewan to the west, Ontario to the east, Nunavut Territory to the north, and the US states of North Dakota and Minnesota to the south. Located 104 km (65 miles) north of the US border, Winnipeg is easily accessible by rail, road and air. Churchill is located 1,000 km north of Winnipeg, along the Hudson Bay. There are no roads to Churchill; this remote northern town is only accessible by a 2.5 hr plane ride from Winnipeg or a 48 hr train ride from Winnipeg. Churchill is approximately 150 km from the Nunavut border (80 mi).

Sun Country

Sun Country

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Sun Country Airlines (MN Airlines, LLC d.b.a. Sun Country Airlines) is based in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. The award-winning airline, which flies to popular destinations across the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica and the Caribbean, has earned a reputation for offering world-class service at an affordable price. The airline offers vacation packages through Sun Country Vacations, a program that allows travelers to book airfare, hotel, rental cars, tour attractions and more in a single, convenient transaction. The Hometown Airline also offers Sun Country Charters—taking your private charter group virtually anywhere with a commitment to reliable and customized service. For more information, visit suncountry.com.  

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Huntsville/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau

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Before and during the Civil War, Huntsville was a center for railroad and river-based trade and commerce. The Tennessee River remains a favorite local spot for summertime fun. Even now, we boast one of the nation’s oldest existing railroad depots where Civil War-era graffiti still marks the walls from the Confederate soldiers who were held captive there. Unlike many Southern communities during the Civil War, Huntsville's buildings were mostly spared from destruction – leaving the Rocket City with one of the largest concentrations of antebellum homes in the South. The heart of this historic area is called Twickenham. Look at the structures across town and you’ll see a beautiful collection of antebellum homes, renovated manufacturing mills, iconic Greek Revival-style buildings, a perfectly preserved down-home hardware store – the oldest in the state – and even a few spaceships! Where else can you find that combination? In the middle of the 20th century, our bustling town became a critical support line for the U.S. Army before helping to launch the Space Race with the establishment of NASA and the Marshall Space Flight Center. Space exploration is celebrated across all of Huntsville – we are known as “Rocket City USA” after all – but it’s especially celebrated at Alabama’s most popular attraction, the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Expanding further into science, technology and other industries is Cummings Research Park, the second largest in the nation. Established in 1962, this impressive consortium of more than 300 companies adds a bustling population of engineers, doctors, students and creatives. The history of Huntsville has seen numerous influxes of new faces from all over the world, which makes our history and identity an ever-changing tapestry. From humble beginnings, the “Rocket City” has grown into a future-minded place to live, work, play... and, of course, to visit! Twitter Twitter (2) Facebook Instagram Pinterest Youtube #iHeartHsv

Allianz Global Assistance

Allianz Global Assistance

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Allianz Global Assistance USA (AGA Service Company) is a leading consumer specialty insurance and assistance company. We insure 21 million customers annually and are best known for our Allianz Travel Insurance plans. Our insurance plans can provide coverage for pre-paid, non-refundable trip expenses, reimbursements for covered trip cancellations and unexpected travel delay expenses, as well as emergency medical and dental treatment, emergency medical transportation, baggage delay, baggage loss and more. In addition to travel insurance, Allianz Global Assistance USA offers tuition insurance, event ticket protection, registration protection for endurance events and unique travel assistance services such as international medical assistance and concierge services.

BloggerBridge

BloggerBridge

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BloggerBridge.com lets companies connect with bloggers • Search through a database of bloggers • Be alerted when bloggers book a trip to a city that you choose to watch • Advertise to some/all bloggers how you would want to work with them. You can filter which bloggers will see this opportunity • Manage lists of bloggers and work flow of the work you are doing with them • Track page views for posts by campaign • Review bloggers or see reviews left by other companies

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

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About Ontario All four seasons in Ontario are packed with the adventures, experiences and attractions that make a trip of a lifetime. Try paddling, camping, hiking or snow-shoeing in Ontario's 280 provincial parks. Dance until dawn in Toronto or Ottawa nightclubs; marvel at Niagara Falls; and pair fine VQA vintages with regional delicacies prepared by top chefs. Step into history at living museums, thrill to the color and ceremony of pow wows on Manitoulin Island and Ottawa's changing of the guard. And throughout Ontario embrace the internationally celebrated theatre, literary, music, fashion and film festivals that light up Canada’s cultural scene all year. About the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) The Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC) is an agency of the Government of Ontario with a vision to position Ontario as a preferred global destination. OTMPC’s mission is to generate increased visitation by Ontario, Canadian and international tourists, enhance tourism expenditures in Ontario, and contribute to provincial economic prosperity through impactful marketing and results oriented investment partnerships. Launched in 1999, the OTMPC, together with its industry partners, develops and delivers exciting, integrated marketing programs in Ontario and eleven countries around the world. For more information on travel to Ontario, visit www.ontariotravel.net, like Ontario Travel on Facebook, or follow @OntarioTravel on Twitter and Instagram and follow #DiscoverON.

CJ Affiliate

CJ Affiliate

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CJ Affiliate, recognized by Internet Retailer as the #1 affiliate marketing provider, engages with millions of online consumers by facilitating and supporting equitable, lucrative relationships between advertisers and publishers. Many of the world's most recognized and highly specialized brands use CJ to acquire new customers and encourage existing ones to buy more, and more often. CJ’s expertise, actionable insights and 70,000+ active publisher network provide unparalleled scale and growth opportunity.

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

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Established in 1933 with a fleet of only five airplanes, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is today a four-star airline with a fleet of 290   aircraft (passenger and cargo) flying to 277 cities around the world. One of the fastest growing airlines, it has received several “Passenger Choice Awards” from Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). In 2015, Turkish Airlines has been chosen "Europe’ s Best Airline " for the fifth  and awarded “Best Airline in Southern Europe ” for the seventh consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service", in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service", and in 2014 "Best Business Catering Service" awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” and "Best Business Airline Lounge"  prizes in the Skytrax survey. Turkish Airlines flies to more countries in the world than any other airline (110 countries over five continents) according to UMB’s Official Airline Guide. In 2013, Turkish Airlines, was named “Best Airline in Europe” by Skytrax. A winner of the “World’s Best Economy Class On-Board Catering” award, Turkish Airlines was also the recipient of the Skytrax “Best Business Class Catering” award in 2013. The global airline won the SkyTrax Award, known as the “Passengers Choice Awards,” for the “Best Airline in Southern Europe” consistently in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, Skytrax named Turkish Airlines “Best Premium Economy  Seats in the world” for its Comfort Class seats . Facts & Figures

  • Number of aircraft: 290 (passenger and cargo)
  • Aircraft types: A340-300, A330, A321, A320, A319, B737-400, B737-800, B777 ER
  • Hubs: Istanbul, Ankara
  • Frequent flyer program: Miles & Smiles
  • Number of destinations: 277 (229 international, 48 domestic )
  • Network strengths: Europe, Russia, Central Asia, Far East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, North and South America

Visit Winona

Visit Winona

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Cradled by the Mississippi River on one side and towering limestone bluffs on the other, Winona, MN, is a postcard-perfect city, but this historic river hamlet is more than just another pretty face. Thousands flock to a multitude of annual festivals featuring world-class performers like Yo-Yo Ma, nationally acclaimed actors performing Shakespeare, and internationally touring musicians playing everything from bluegrass to Beethoven, as well as award-winning films, Native American celebrations, and more. An acclaimed museum boasting the work of greats like Picasso and Monet stuns all who enter, and history buffs love wandering the beautifully preserved Victorian downtown. And for outdoor lovers, whatever your version of relaxing is - whether it is swinging on a bench by the lake or tackling a wicked mountain bike trail, whether it is a tranquil hike in the woods or whirlybirds on a wake board - Winona is a paradise. Perfectly situated within four hours of five major metro areas, Winona is an easy destination to reach and a destination that proves you really can have it all in one enchanting place.

Visit Britain

Visit Britain

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VisitBritain, the national tourism agency for Britain, inspires travellers from all over the world to come and explore Britain, experiencing the best the country has to offer while they’re here; international visitors will feel warmly welcomed. Visit Britain’s Destination PR team are here to help with any arrangements that international media and influencers may require on a trip to Britain. We work with thousands of organizations in Britain to market the destination successfully to visitors from around the world, with our partners ranging from the tourism bodies for London, England, Scotland and Wales to global brands, government agencies, airlines and operators. Countryside, city life, sport, heritage, music, shopping, luxury, value, film, food – whatever subject you’re interested in, we’ve got it covered. We have access to spokespeople and characters – people around Britain who can give great interviews and help bring a story to life. Let us bring you the museum curators, head gardeners, chefs, fashion designers, all part of the bank of fascinating people around Britain who are happy to be interviewed and bring to life a destination, venue or story for international media VisitBritain website – www.visitbritain.com – is a hub of extensive information for planning British vacations, including places to visit, things to experience, travel advice and accommodation tips. Via VisitBritain’s official online shop – www.visitbritainshop.com – customers can save time and money by pre-ordering UK and London travel tickets, sightseeing attraction tickets and a host of over other products before they travel. Operating from Europe, the Asia Pacific and Middle East region, North America and Latin America, VisitBritain’s extensive network includes dedicated staff in 23 offices around the globe. VisitBritain’s marketing campaigns spread the Britain message far and wide, promoting the country’s rich heritage and culture, gorgeous countryside, adventure activities, luxury experiences, shopping, food and world-class sport.

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism serves as the official destination marketing organization for the areas of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. The destination is home to 32 miles of sugar-white sand beaches stretching along a 27,000-acre island on the northernmost coast of the Gulf of Mexico. The family-friendly destination, located in Baldwin County, welcomed 5.7 million visitors in 2014. From zip lines and waterparks to golf courses and fishing charters, there’s something for everyone to enjoy on Alabama’s beaches. Nature enthusiasts enjoy miles of walking and biking trails, dolphin cruises, diving or snorkeling trips. History buffs can explore the area’s rich history at historic Fort Morgan and the local museums. For shoppers seeking the perfect souvenir, the island’s many boutiques, souvenir and specialty shops are perfect for treasure hunting. The area is also home to several renowned festivals and events including The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show, nationally-acclaimed Hangout Music Festival, the Annual National Shrimp Festival and the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival. New to the area this year is the World Food Championship where 450 chefs from 45 states and 20 countries compete in the ultimate chef throwdown. Fresh Gulf seafood is king of the dining scene in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. Most restaurants feature local seafood on their menus along with other dishes created from locally-sourced produce and meats. The area also has a wide selection of lodging choices from beachfront condos and national hotel chains to private beach houses and full-service resorts. Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism hosts press trips throughout the year for both groups and individuals. To learn more about those opportunities, please visit GulfShores.com/Media.

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

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MSC Cruises is a Swiss-based global cruise company with deep Mediterranean roots. It is the fourth largest cruise line in the world, with a fleet of 12 cruise ships, and the fastest growing cruise line in the industry – growing 800 percent in capacity between 2004 and 2014. MSC is known for its Mediterranean Style Cruising and having some of the most ultramodern ships at sea. Highlights of MSC’s state-of-the-art ships include world-class entertainment, authentic Mediterranean-style dining, stylish bars and lounges, and Balinese style massages designed exclusively for MSC guests. MSC’s four “Fantasia” class ships — the youngest and most modern vessels in the line’s fleet — feature the MSC Yacht Club, an all-inclusive private VIP club level with personal butler and 24-hour concierge services. MSC’s itineraries offer guests an opportunity to explore destinations around the world. The fleet cruises year-round in the Mediterranean and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean starting November 2015. Seasonal itineraries cover northern Europe, the Atlantic Ocean, French Antilles, South America, southern Africa, as well as Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Oman. The line has significant plans for future expansion through a $5.4 billion investment plan which will double the current fleet capacity by 2022 and include seven ultramodern ships in two pioneering prototypes. The first new build being built by STX France – named MSC Meraviglia – is set to debut in May 2017 in the Mediterranean with three major ports of embarkation: Genoa, Marseille and Barcelona. The first next-generation ship being built by Fincantieri – named MSC Seaside – is set to debut in December 2017 and will sail year-round from Miami to the Caribbean.

Festival d’été De Québec

Festival d’été De Québec

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Festival d’été is Québec city’s great music festival and Canada’s largest outdoor musical event! 1,000 artists, 300 shows, 10 stunning outdoor and indoor venues. World-renowned stars as well as up-and-coming bands in all styles: rock, hip-hop, pop, electro, reggae, world beat, French song and more. Québec city historical center is literally taken over by tens of thousands of festival-goers enjoying the unique ambiance of this urban festival!

Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau

Minneapolis Northwest Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Minneapolis Northwest is comprised of three vibrant cities: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, and Maple Grove, MN. We are just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and centrally located along I-94/694/494. Best known for shopping, outdoor recreation (especially biking), and family attractions, there is more to be discovered in Minneapolis Northwest than one might think! Bargain hunters, fashionistas, foodies, outdoor enthusiasts, and families alike flock here from across the region thanks to shopping attractions like Albertville Premium Outlets, Cabela’s, and the Arbor Lakes shopping & dining district. Minneapolis Northwest doesn’t have the largest mall in Minnesota, but these three shopping centers account for more combined retail square footage than Mall of America! Minneapolis Northwest offers access to some of the nation’s best bike trails. Cross the Coon Rapids Dam, hop on the picturesque MRT (which traverses the entire Mississippi!), or ride trails all the way to downtown Minneapolis. We're also a haven for fat bike enthusiasts with nearly 13 miles of groomed singletrack. If you know anything about Minnesotans, you know that we don’t stay indoors when the temperatures drop. Elm Creek Park Reserve is perfect for outdoor adventures like cross country skiing, tubing, snowshoeing, and skijoring. The state’s hottest new winter attraction is the ice skating loop at Central Park of Maple Grove. The first of its kind in Minnesota, the loop is a refrigerated 800’ trail meandering through the park. These attractions and more make Minneapolis Northwest the ultimate family-friendly Minneapolis vacation. Kids can splash around on the sandy beaches of the Elm Creek Swimming Pond or Bunker Beach Waterpark. It’s easy to hop in the car and head downtown for a Twins Game. Or hit up tried and true favorites like Dave & Busters, Brunswick Zone XL, and WhirlyBall.

Exercore LLC

Exercore LLC

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Established in 2015, Exercore LLC. is a Minnesota company specializing in unique health and wellness products. We strive to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations for quality and innovation. Our flagship product called the Eustachi is a first to market exerciser that helps unclog ears naturally. Everyone can relate to that plugged up feeling you get in your ears when you’re landing in an airplane. You normally try swallowing, yawning or chewing gum to try and clear it up – but that doesn’t always work. Some people suffering from allergies, sinus problems or a cold might have this same feeling whenever cold and allergy season kicks in. Now, whether you know it or not, every time you swallow and yawn you are actually exercising your ears; more specifically your Eustachian tubes. These exercises are the body’s natural process for equalizing the air pressure behind the eardrums. The Eustachi helps you exercise your Eustachian tubes, as you swallow, using a little air delivered through your nose. Eustachi is drug-free, safe and simple to use anytime, anywhere using just a little air!

Original Resorts

Original Resorts

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Original Resorts has over 40 years offering paradise seekers some of Mexico’s top beach lodging options, in both Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Stylish and comfortable, each of our resorts provides the perfect atmosphere to add a new dimension to their classic beach vacation. Sensual, exclusive amenities tempt each of our guests throughout their stay at our adults-only resorts, while catering to their every need. Each hotel is characterized by its own individuality; however Original Resorts sets common standards for all properties, each featuring extraordinary settings while focusing on both value and conviviality. Original Resorts is pleased to offer clients 2 separate, innovating concepts within the hotel industry: Temptation Resort Spa With an evolutionary concept, our topless-optional Temptation Resort Spa welcomes adults over 21, to experience a contemporary take on the all-inclusive holiday. Temptation offers adults a fun, tempting and sensual environment for the open-minded. Client Profile: Adults 21+, Singles & Couples Desire Riviera Maya & Desire Pearl Our seductive, clothing optional, couples-only, adult resorts invite you and your partner to discover a world of deliciously erotic and sensual experiences. Come and share this paradise with like-minded couples also seeking an adventurous experience. Both of our Desire Resorts are lifestyle friendly for those seeking freedom from conventional environments. Client Profile: Adult 21+, Couples-Only, Nudist friendly (Both Desire Resorts do accept Alternative Lifestyle Groups) Our Resorts are a must for those seeking to live truly original experiences. Partner with us: www.originalaffiliates.com Official Websites: www.temptationresorts.com www.desireresorts.com

IZEA

IZEA

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IZEA connects Creators across various social platforms with leading brands for sponsorship opportunities. Brands receive influential content and engaging, shareable stories that drive awareness. Creators are compensated for their participation and partnership. We work with two types of Creators: 1. Influencers: IZEA provides bloggers, Viners, Instagrammers, YouTubers and other online personalities the ability to monetize their online influence. Use our marketplace to connect with brands you love for sponsorship. 2. Journalists: IZEA connects professional journalists, photographers and videographers to companies hungry for quality content. We provide pad content creation opportunities working with publishers and brands. Interested in being part of the IZEA network? Get in contact with us today!

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and book the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers advice from millions of travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools that check hundreds of websites to find the best hotel prices. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, reaching 350 million unique monthly visitors, and 320 million reviews and opinions covering 6.2 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 47 countries worldwide.

Quebec City

Quebec City

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Québec City is most definitely a world class destination. Perched atop Cap-Diamant, Old-Québec tells of its 400+ years of history through its architecture and narrow winding streets. Visitors marvel at its spectacular beauty, enhanced by the presence of the flowing St. Lawrence River. With French notes in the air, one feels literally transported into a European feel. Bistros serving "Café au lait" and boutiques offering local artisans' work of art recall its original roots. The unparalleled quality and variety of restaurants puts Québec on a pedestal for exquisite cuisine highlighting regional produce. Outdoor enthusiasts are impressed with the variety of activities available and the breathtaking scenery in all seasons, just a few minutes’-drive from downtown. But the best way to experience Québec City is to meet its warm and friendly people and share their “Joie de vivre”.

Cruise Critic

Cruise Critic

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Cruise Critic is the leading cruise reviews and information site which hosts the largest cruise community in the world. More than five million people, from first-time cruisers to avid cruise fans, visit Cruise Critic each month to research and plan their cruises, connect with other cruisers and share their passion for cruising.

Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee

Williamsburg Area Destination Marketing Committee

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One of America’s favorite destinations, Greater Williamsburg, Virginia includes Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown and offers travelers a unique juxtaposition of contemporary and historical experiences for all ages. Travelers have the freedom to be curious, to relax or have fun with a variety of hands-on interactive attractions, scenic outdoor adventures and sophisticated arts and culture experiences. While many people envision the Williamsburg area as history, horse-drawn carriages, and tricorn hats – which can still be found within Colonial Williamsburg and other areas around the region – today's Williamsburg has reinvented itself and is making history with go-carts and zip lines, Segway tours and the largest winery in Virginia. The Williamsburg Winery even received the first 90+-point rating in the state by Robert Parker – “The Wine Advocate.” Of course, what’s old is new again, too, like farm- (and bay- and ocean- and vineyard-) to-table. Let’s face it: 400 years ago, farm-to-table was no fad. Gardens and farms were a necessity! The cool thing is that in Greater Williamsburg they are still tending, in some cases, the same exact gardens, which now deliver the same crops to modern tables, restaurants and eateries. There are breweries opening up and even a “meadery” (kind of like wine, but fermented with honey instead of grapes). Travelers can Segway past a battlefield, indulge in a new million-dollar spa, and use 3-D printers and virtual reality 3-D glasses to see history at Jamestown in a complete different way. It’s kind of like the Comicon of History – all very techy and cool and tangible. And Greater Williamsburg is a year-round destination, with more than two dozen hotels offering indoor pools, and The Great Wolf Lodge goes a step beyond, offering its full indoor water park year round. For those looking to make their own history, Greater Williamsburg is an ideal destination.

Crispy Green

Crispy Green

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Crispy Green, Inc. is the maker of Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks. The Crispy Fruit line of snacks are made of only the finest fruits available. A sophisticated freeze-drying process removes the water from fresh, sweet fruit, leaving behind the fruit’s true essence in a light and crispy texture that’s perfect for snacking. All of the seven varieties, including Apple, Banana, Asian Pear, Mango, Pineapple, Cantaloupe and Tangerine, are Non-GMO Project Verified and contain no added sugars, preservatives or additives. Crispy Fruit has been successfully selling for over 10 years and is a favorite among kids and parents alike for being a healthy, portable snack that is TSA friendly. Crispy Green’s line of Crispy Fruit is a delicious, convenient way to add more fruit to your daily diet and while traveling.

Context Travel

Context Travel

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Operating in 25 cities worldwide, Context is a network of specialists—in disciplines including archaeology, art history, cuisine, urban planning, history, environmental science, and classics—who, in addition to our normal work as scholars and experts, design and lead in-depth walking seminars for small groups of intellectually curious travelers. The Context vision is to bring together local scholars and specialists with curious travelers to educate and impassion them; to allow them access to places and cultures that might otherwise remain out of site to the casual visitor; to invite them off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture that makes these cities, destinations.

Hashtracking

Hashtracking

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Everywhere you look, Hashtags are being used to curate content, build community and amplify campaigns. Understanding hashtags and hashtag trends associated with your brand can help you connect & engage with your audience, quantify the impact of your marketing efforts, and identify important influencers. Hashtags can be funny, they can be newsworthy, and they can have a lasting impact on your business. We’re here to help measure and support your success.

Crowne Plaza Aire

Crowne Plaza Aire

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The Crowne Plaza Aire (formerly the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Suites, Bloomington) will complete an aviation-themed renovation in spring 2016, thanks to the new ownership and vision of the Kaeding Management Group, LLC, a Bloomington-based company with nearly four decades of experience in development and management of high-quality commercial and residential real estate. The 46 year old property has a longstanding relationship with the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and the Hubert Humphrey Charter Terminal, which are just minutes away. No other airport hotel is so closely linked with the history of Minneapolis aviation and so well-suited to offer hospitality and convenience to Minneapolis area guests. The Crown Plaza Aire offers complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to both airline terminals. The fabled Mall of America is just one mile away and the Light Rail station is across the street, making it a breeze to get to downtown Minneapolis, TCF Stadium and Target Field. The hotel has 430 guest rooms and suites, with many offering runway views of the bustling MSP airport. All rooms have complimentary in-room Wi-Fi and have recently been improved with the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage Program, which includes upgraded bedding, a “This Works” aromatherapy kit and a “Dedicated Quiet Zone” policy from Sunday to Thursday to ensure that staff noise is kept to a minimum in the hotel’s hallways. A wood burning oven is the focal point of the new restaurant, which has a menu that features pizzas and other wood-fired fare. The hotel has a 1,500 square foot fitness center that has been recently upgraded with state-of-the-art equipment by Precor, and there is an indoor salt water Junior Olympic swimming pool. Crowne Plaza Aire, MSP Airport-Mall of America, 3 Appletree Square, Bloomington, MN 55425

Tourism Saskatoon

Tourism Saskatoon

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Endless Adventures...Saskatoon is full of hidden treasures openly shared by the welcoming locals. From the bustling city centre and revitalized Riversdale district, to more than 80 km of parkland trails along the scenic river valley, to the burgeoning local food and drink scene thanks to more than 40% of Canadian farmland in our province; Saskatoon offers you the opportunity to take it all in, and truly explore this unique urban experience in the heart of the prairies. While visiting us, don't miss taking in the unparalleled view from one of the seven bridges, or better yet get on the water in a kayak or paddleboard, sample local fare such as bison or saskatoon berries at the Farmer's Market, and learn to hoop dance at Wanuskewin National Heritage Park. Intrigued? Visit www.tourismsaskatoon.com for more information.

Visit Milwaukee

Visit Milwaukee

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Discover why Milwaukee makes one great, urban-easy getaway! Brewery tours, the Harley-Davidson Museum and professional sports meet farm-to-fork restaurants and family attractions like Discovery World and Milwaukee County Zoo for year-round fun for all. Stroll along the RiverWalk, linking the Historic Third Ward with its colorful shops, nightlife and Milwaukee Public Market, to Old World Third Street, celebrating the city’s German heritage. The new 381-room hotel at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino adds to gaming fun, and the stunning “wings” of the Milwaukee Art Museum, along with Summerfest and lakeside festivals, welcome all for Milwaukee’s own brand of fun and entertainment.   VISIT Milwaukee is recognized as the chief image and tourism marketing organization of the greater Milwaukee area, and continues to be recognized as a major contributor to a thriving tourism economy that supports job creation and the growth of our convention and tourism infrastructure.

Laura Davidson PR

Laura Davidson PR

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For over 20 years LDPR has guided some of the world’s most prestigious travel brands through an evolving media landscape with creativity, professionalism and enthusiasm. We are a highly driven and innovative travel and lifestyle public relations agency based in New York City with a global roster of clients from destinations and tour companies to exclusive private islands, hotels and resorts. Our unique culture is defined by our collaborative and strategic approach to working with clients, media and our staff, leading to strong partnerships with measurable results.

Viator

Viator

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Viator is the world's leading resource for researching, finding and booking the best travel experiences worldwide. Viator joined the TripAdvisor family in 2014. For over 15 years, Viator has curated the largest and most diverse selection of worldwide tours and activities—from traditional sightseeing tours to unique once-in-a-lifetime experiences—all provided by local tour operators we’ve pre-screened for quality, value and service. Our activities are supported by more than 800,000 verified reviews, photos and videos posted by travelers like you, all backed by our low-price guarantee.   Viator, Inc. sells tours and activities through the award-winning Viator.com website, ten local-language sites serving North and South American, European and Japanese markets, five fully optimized mobile sites and more than 3,000 affiliate sites that include major hotel chains and airlines, online travel agencies, city-specific sites and more. For travelers on the go—the Viator Tours & Activities App for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android provides quick and easy hand-held access to the most memorable travel experiences, bookable up to the last minute, even in-destination!

Visit Saint Paul

Visit Saint Paul

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Visit Saint Paul, formerly the Saint Paul Convention & Visitors Authority, was founded in 1927 as the Saint Paul Convention and Visitors Bureau, making it one of the oldest destination marketing organizations in the United States. The mission of the organization is to generate economic growth for Saint Paul by effectively marketing the RiverCentre campus, Saint Paul and the region as a preferred convention and tourism destination. Visit Saint Paul oversees management of the Saint Paul RiverCentre Convention Center and Legendary Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website The city of Bloomington’s #1 attraction is Mall of America, the largest retail and entertainment complex in the Western Hemisphere, welcoming over 42 million visitors annually. This shopping mecca boasts over 520 stores, 50 award winning restaurants and countless entertainment options that range from nightclubs to the Nickelodeon Universe® amusement park to a 14-screen cinema. Like the outdoor, another popular Bloomington destination is the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, spanning 14,000 acres, with miles of hiking and biking trails, prime bird-watching opportunities, and an extensive visitor’s center. With all these great attractions, fine restaurants, and convenient location, it’s easy to see why the city of Bloomington is home to the largest concentration of hotels in there state, over 40 total, ranging from luxury to economy. Bloomington offers free parking, free hotel shuttles to/from the airport and Mall of America, and the light rail line, which runs from the Mall of America, to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and downtown Minneapolis and Saint Paul. If you like your TBEX experience to have a game plan, we’ve got you covered. From the ultimate family experience to girlfriend shopping retreats, there’s a Bloomington itinerary just for you.

Mall of America

Mall of America

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Mall of America®, located in Bloomington, Minnesota, is the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, attracting more than 40million visitors annually, making it the most visited tourist site in the U.S. The 2.5 million square foot destination is home to 520 world-class shops offering thousands of designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes. Families can enjoy hours of activities and excitement at Nickelodeon Universe®, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park; Dutchman’s Deck four story ropes course and the nation’s longest indoor zip line; SEA LIFE Minnesota’s 1.3 million gallon walk-through aquarium; Mirror Maze; Moose Mountain Adventure Golf; LEGO® Imagination Center; A.C.E.S. Flight Simulation; and the 60,000 square foot Crayola Experience (opening in the summer of 2016). Some 50 restaurants cater to virtually any eating whim, ranging from elegant dining to fun family eateries to grab-and-go quick eats, including the newly opened Hard Rock which offers live music on weekend evenings. Additionally, the Mall hosts hundreds of events each year, free to all guests, including celebrity appearances, concerts and charitable activities. The 500-room Radisson Blu is attached to the Mall by a climate-controlled skyway, allowing guests to shop, refresh, revel and retire without stepping foot outdoors. In fall 2015, MOA will open a major expansion, featuring a 342-room J.W. Marriott, up to 50 new and unique retail stores and a food market. The Mall is only 10-12 minutes by taxi or 13 minutes by train from Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport, allowing for visits during layovers of three hours or longer. Having revolutionized the shopping experience by combining retail and entertainment, Mall of America has become the most visited tourist destination in the U.S. and earned world renowned name recognition.

Meet Minneapolis

Meet Minneapolis

View Sponsor Profile Visit Sponsor Website Minneapolis isn’t your average metropolis; it’s the City by Nature. Only in Minneapolis can you step outside your hotel and kayak the Mississippi River. Minneapolis is a perfect blend of urban chic and natural beauty; a city where outdoor fun is just minutes from your hotel. Rent a bike at one of the many Nice Ride stations and conquer the most bike-friendly city on two wheels. Have some fun on the water at our Chain of Lakes, or walk to St. Anthony Falls and the Stone Arch Bridge to see beauty normally reserved for postcards. And, when the snow falls and the water ices over, strap on some skis or ice skates and glide around our winter wonderland. After exploring Minneapolis’ natural side, you’ll still find the dynamic vibe of a thriving metropolis. Minneapolis is home to restaurants known nationally, with James Beard award-winners cooking up a wide variety of remarkable cuisine. Compliment that with a show at one of our many renowned theaters, boasting everything from Broadway musicals to up-and-coming Fringe productions. Shop our fashionable stores, and enjoy tax-free purchases on all apparel and shoes. Catch a game of any of our five professional sports teams. When the day is done, relax and unwind in our wide array of accommodations, enjoying high-class amenities at an affordable price. In every the season, Minneapolis has enough outdoor and indoor adventure to keep you busy day after day. We’re the perfect blend of urban life and outdoor scenic beauty; we’re the City by Nature.

Explore Minnesota

Explore Minnesota

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Minnesota's appeal as a destination lies in both its abundant natural scenery and in its vibrant cities. Dubbed as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," Minnesota offers much more to explore, as well. The Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, known as the Twin Cities, is nationally-known for its high quality of life. The area is known for its dynamic music scene, creative chefs, bike trails, theaters and museums, many lakes, parks and greenways. Tax-free shopping is a highlight; Mall of America draws visitors from around the world. Minnesota also has a bounty of natural treasures, including six national park sites and 76 state parks and recreation areas. Miles of lakes and woods draw outdoor enthusiasts to places like Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area and Lake of the Woods, along the northern border. The North Shore of Lake Superior, an All-American Road, is a scenic drive along the world's largest freshwater lake. The iconic Mississippi River begins as a small stream in northwest Minnesota, wends its way across the state, through the Twin Cities, and widens as it flows below the beautiful bluffs of southeast Minnesota. Minnesota boasts 4,000+ miles of paved bike trails. Fishing and hunting are longstanding traditions here, and the state has 500+ golf courses. Hundreds of lakeside resorts, from classic cabins to full-service luxury, make a great base. In winter, downhill recreation areas draw travelers to slopes, while thousands of miles of groomed trails attract cross-country skiers and snowmobilers. Ice fishing brings anglers to frozen lakes. Snowshoe treks and dogsled trips are other winter adventures. Historic sites tell tales from the past, about rich Native American and pioneer heritage, rugged voyageur fur traders and more. Local flavors can be sampled at restaurants featuring creative Midwestern cuisine and at more than 100 craft breweries across the state. An excellent international airport and interstate highways make Minnesota an easy destination to get to for a unique travel experience found #OnlyinMN.